What’s that old saying? When life hands you a molestation confession, milk it and get those ratings with a 1-hour documentary on sex abuse? TLC is doing just that.
When TLC announced that they had finally canceled 19 Kids and Counting, they also said that they weren’t done with the Duggars just yet. They said that they were working on a special about child sexual abuse and that the Duggars, including two of Josh Duggar’s victims Jill and Jessa, would take part in it. Well, they actually did the special and announced today that it will air on August 30th. Because TLC doesn’t want to totally look like soulless money grubbers, they are airing the special without commercials.
HuffPo says that TLC worked with the anti-abuse organizations RAINN and Darkness to Light to make the special titled Breaking The Silence. Josh’s face is probably not going to be in it, but Jill and Jessa are in it.
Viewers will also hear from experts, including a prevention training session conducted by Darkness to Light that is attended by Jill and Jessa, two of the Duggar sisters who have publicly spoken of being molested in their youth by their brother Josh. He has never been arrested or charged in connection with the molestations.
Even though the special will air without commercials, I fully expect to see a scene where Jim Bob Duggar talks about the child touching safeguards (aka a bible, just a bible, sold exclusively on the Duggar website) they put in place as well as a scene where Michelle Duggar talks about how much Josh has been through while making laundry detergent using The Duggar Family Homemade Laundry Detergent Kit® (sold exclusively at Walmart).
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